I have the BBQGrillware water smoker. I read thur this thread and find many posts right in line with mine thoughts.
I have no problem getting mine to 350Â° I found I could maintain 225Â° for hours after playing with the controller.
My biggest gripe was the cast iron chip pan, great pan but to me the burner is to far from it. I cannot get it to smoke properly.
I found if I removed the cast pan and use a juice can with wire to hang above the burner, full of soaked chips I could get good smoke for over 1 1/2 hours on a single load. When I opened one end of the can I left about 1" attached to act as a damper. I need to drill a couple holes in each side of the smoker and place hooks for the wire to make it easier to remove and reload the can.
I bought this as it really looked like a great smoker for the price, $98.00. I would like to have it a few inches wider.
If anyone has any other mods I would like to hear about them.